To start seeing previews please log on by opening the document in SharePoint Online search result Web part

to start seeing previews please log on by opening the document
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This SharePoint search tutorial explains how to solve error “To start seeing previews, please log on by opening the document”. The error comes in the SharePoint online search result web part.

Here I have added a search result web part and in a SharePoint Online web part page. In the “Build Your Query” page, in the “Query text” I have added “CreatedBy:{Preeti}”. I have clicked on “OK” and apply.

SharePoint search results in web part
SharePoint search results in web part

Now the documents that satisfy the condition will appear in the “Search result” web part. But we are not ale to see the preview of the document. One message is displaying that “To start seeing previews, please log on by opening the document”.

To start seeing previews, please log on by opening the document

To start seeing previews, please log on by opening the document

Solution: to start seeing previews please log on by opening the document

To resolve the error “To start seeing previews, please log on by opening the document”, click on “Opening the document” which is in blue color from the full error message. Then the documents will open.

To start seeing previews, please log on by opening the document

To start seeing previews, please log on by opening the document

After the document will open once, you can able to see the “Preview” in the right side of document in the “Search Result” web part.

To start seeing previews, please log on by opening the document SharePoint Online

To start seeing previews, please log on by opening the document

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In this SharePoint tutorial, we discussed how to solve error “To start seeing previews, please log on by opening the document” error in the SharePoint search result web part.

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I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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